Exhibit Grand Opening
    May 13, 2023
    10am - 4pm

    "Vietnam was a complex conflict, ushering in a new type of warfare: a war without borders. When Martin Tucker originally collected these images and the stories that go with them, he provided a glimpse into a very turbulent time period in U.S. history. The images in 1000 Words convey what everyday life was like for those in uniform in Vietnam, and we hope that visitors will gain a greater understanding of this war 50 years ago."


    – Charlie Knight, Military Curator

    In "Well-Crafted," Professor Eller delves into the rich history of furniture manufacturing in Western North Carolina, exploring the origins of the industry and its growth into a major economic force in the region. The book is a testament to the ingenuity and hard work of the people who built this industry, and their lasting impact on the region.

    Professor Eller is a gifted speaker and storyteller, and his passion for the history of Catawba County is contagious. He brings a wealth of knowledge and insight to his work, and his engaging style makes his books accessible to a wide range of readers.

    At the event, Professor Eller will offer a brief talk about the book, followed by a book signing. Books will be available for purchase at the event.

    "We are thrilled to host Professor Eller for this event," said Susan Holbrook, Executive Director of the Historical Association of Catawba County. "His work is an important contribution to the history of our region, and we are excited to have the opportunity to hear him speak and to offer his book to our members and the broader community."

    The event is free and open to the public, and all are welcome to attend. For more information, please contact the Historical Association of Catawba County at (828) 465-0383 or visit their website at www.catawbahistory.org.

    As an independent 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, the Association is funded primarily by individual donors. National foundations, periodic grant awards, and local municipalities also contribute to the daily financial operations of the Association.

    For over 80 years, the Historical Association of Catawba County has preserved the objects, stories, and places that matter most to Catawbans. We invite you to become a member of the HACC.

    MISSION STATEMENT: The Catawba County Historical Association, Inc. is an educational institution dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of the stories, objects and places that document the rich heritage of Catawba County and its role in the development of the Western Piedmont of North Carolina.